Caitlyn Jenner has gone through a lot of unfair, uncalled for ridicule, but this may take the cake.
Posters and advertisements for the upcoming remake of the classic horror film IT turned up on Sunday all over Los Angeles with Caitlyn's face added to them as a way of cruelly mocking her.
Most of them showed Jenner's face placed over the top of Pennywise the clown's face and then displayed things like, "Tonight on Tucker Carlson: IT," and "Based on a novel reality."
The posters were done by a "conservative street artists" named Sabo, whose gimmick seems to be sneaking around in the middle of the night and altering already existing promotional materials.
"IT" by SABO— unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) April 23, 2017
I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST GAYS OR TRANSEXUALS JUST STOP TRYING TO NORMALIZE IT. THANK YOU ... pic.twitter.com/37Mg5iLzsq
In a statement to reporters, he said, "I converted to the Muslim faith and I joined ISIS, so what’s going on with Bruce Jenner goes against my new-found faith. If any progressives have a problem with this poster, then I’ll just have to label them 'Islamophobic.'"
He added, "This poster pales in comparison to throwing Bruce off a building or hanging him the way we Muslims do in many countries, and progressives don’t seem to have a problem when we do that."
Dragging Tucker Carlson into the matter is a little strange but it's the FOX News hosts choice to interview Jenner on his new show in Bill O'Reilly's old timeslot that seems to have gotten Sabo all worked up.
To some, it may not seem surprising that Caitlyn would agree to be interviewed by Carlson since she has been an unapologetic Republican for many years.
It's her history with O'Reilly, however, that makes her an interesting choice for the first guest in the time slot he once dominated.
Bill O'Reilly infamously commented on Jenner's decision to be true to who she is by saying, "Pardon me for this, but from the waist down, he is a 'he.'" This was his way of asserting that without gender reassignment surgery Caitlyn wouldn't really be a woman.
If these vandalized promotional posters are any indication, Sabo must have been a big fan of Bill O'Reilly.
Scroll Down To See What The Artist Tweeted Before Pulling This Off
[H/T: Hollywood Reporter]
I AM GOING TO GET SO MUCH HEAT FOR MY LATEST ART HIT! :/ ... SABO SCARED. :/— unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) April 23, 2017
It's somewhat difficult to tell if Sabo is being sarcastic or not. He has mocked other celebrities through his street art in the past, but it's a little hard to understand his tone. Regardless of if he's serious or not, claiming to join ISIS is a dangerous thing to say. That could have legitimate repercussions.
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